Matthijs
de Ligt
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Personal information
Full name Matthijs de Ligt
Date of birth 12 August 1999 (1999-08-12) (age 21)
Place of birth    Leiderdorp, Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2+12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Flag of Italy Juventus
Number 4
Youth clubs
2008-2016 Flag of Netherlands Ajax
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
2016–2017
2016–2019
2019–
Flag of Netherlands Jong Ajax
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Flag of Italy Juventus
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National team
2014–2015
2014–2015
2015–2016
2016
2017–
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Flag of Netherlands Netherlands U16
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands U17
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands U19
 Netherlands
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Matthijs de Ligt (born 12 August 1999) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defender for Juventus and the Netherlands national team.

On 21 September 2016, de Ligt made his debut for Ajax's senior team in a cup game against Willem II. He scored from a corner after 25 minutes, making him the second-youngest goalscorer ever behind Clarence Seedorf. On 24 May, he became the youngest player ever (17 years and 285 days old) to play in a major European final when he started against Manchester United in the 2017 UEFA Europa League Final. On 17 December 2018, de Ligt won the Golden Boy award, becoming the first defender to win the award.

In 2017, de Ligt made his debut for the Netherlands at the age of 17, making him the youngest player to start for the national team since 1931.

Honours

Club

Ajax

Individual

External links

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Juventus F.C. squad - 2020–21

1 Szczęsny · 2 De Sciglio · 3 Chiellini (c) · 4 De Ligt · 5 Arthur · 6 Khedira · 7 Ronaldo · 8 Ramsey · 9 Morata · 10 Dybala · 11 Douglas Costa · 12 Alex Sandro · 13 Danilo · 14 McKennie · 16 Cuadrado · 19 Bonucci · 25 Rabiot · 28 Demiral · 30 Bentancur · 31 Pinsoglio · 33 Bernardeschi · 44 Kulusevski · 77 Buffon ·

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